Southeast Asia

7 Sports That Are Unique to Southeast Asia

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of the popular sports played around the world are the products of Western civilisation. But what did we do to break some sweat before the Europeans brought football and badminton to Southeast Asia? Pretty sure it wasn’t just congkak (mancala games) and wau (kite-flying).

6 May 2019
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Global recycling in chaos

From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the United States (US) to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.

26 April 2019
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Changing attitudes towards women in hospitality

Xuan Thu started at the front desk of Victoria Resort in Can Tho, located at the southern end of Vietnam, and worked her way up to the very top. In a year, she was made Front Office Manager and within another four, she was promoted to Room Division Manager. Nine years after her first foray, she locked in the General Manager (GM) position.

27 March 2019
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Cashing in on Chinese New Year

For most people in Southeast Asia, when the festive season comes around it is an important time where traditions and family come first.

8 February 2019
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Making women leaders the norm

For every 100 men in leadership positions at the managerial level and above globally, there are fewer than 40 women in positions of a similar level. In Asia Pacific, the ratio falls to around 25 women for every 100 men.

20 January 2019
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ASEAN 2018 Year in Review: Part 2

During the second half of 2018, the Southeast Asian region was hit with a number of catastrophic events beginning with the dam collapse in Lao and involving several tragedies in Indonesia.

1 January 2019
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Banking Southeast Asia’s unbanked

Southeast Asia is one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world with projected economic growth rates averaging 5.1 percent for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

1 January 2019
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Financing hydropower in Southeast Asia

Hydropower in Southeast Asia holds much promise. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), hydropower capacity in the region grew almost threefold from 16 GW to 44 GW between 2000 and 2016.

21 December 2018
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